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Sheri-D WilsonD. Litt
Poet, Educator, Producer, Activist

Sheri-D Wilson has 11 collections of poetry; her most recent, The Book of Sensations. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005, Frontenac House), won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the CanLit Award.

She has 3 Spoken Word CDs, and 4 award-winning VideoPoems including: Airplane Paula (2001) and Spinsters Hanging in Trees (2002), both produced for BravoFACT.

Welcome Poets & Poet Friends,

I’d like to thank the City of Calgary for appointing me to serve as Poet Laureate for Calgary, 2018-2020. Thus far, it’s been a dream job and I’m enjoying the ride. If you are interested in getting me involved in something, please contact me and let’s talk.

My Modus Operandi:

  • To Explore, Discover & Express
  • To facilitate others to find & claim their own song & to sing it
  • The inclusion of all voices and ideas
  • To cut through spiritual materialism
  • To find an authentic voice
  • To delve deeper into spirit, and
  • To listen

Humanity + Love + Inclusion + Authenticity + Truth + Fierceness.

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Selected Awards

Poet Laureate of Calgary
Calgary Arts Development, 2018

Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2017

Calgary Arts Award
City of Calgary, 2015

People's Choice Award
FFWD Weekly Magazine, 2007 - 2012

Writer Who Would Make the Best Lover!
Geist Magazine, Feb 2010

Top Ten Poet in Canada
CBC Arts News, May 2009

Nominated for 4 Rosie Awards
Panty Portal, 2008

Heart of a Poet
Half-Hour Documentary, 2007

Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
Alberta, 2006

Woman of Vision Award
Global TV, 2006

Heavyweight Title for Poetry USA
Bumbershoot, 2003


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Write a Spoken Word Poem I

My next three blog posts will focus on the process of making a Spoken Word Poem. From the idea to the page. From the page to the page. And from page to the stage.
Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II | Sheri-D Wilson

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily II

Ginsberg kept a pen and notebook in his breast pocket so he was ready when inspiration struck. Always carry your journal with you & practice writing daily.
Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily

Keep a Journal & Practice Writing Daily I

Keeping a Journal is an essential practice for aspiring writers - so you will be prepared when the muse strikes & later able to recall creative details.
Welcome to -D Writing Blog

Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG

Welcome to -D WRITING BLOG for spoken word poetry tips & teachings - stories, thoughts, & anecdotes. Sheri-D will share tales, in front & behind the scenes.


Ring in the New Year with Sheri-D Wilson

New Year’s Eve in Downtown Calgary

Come ring in the new year with Sheri-D! She will be reading at both the Central Library Dance Party and Olympic Plaza Skating Party on December 31!
A Love Letter to Emily C | Sheri-D Wilson

Handsome Alice Theatre: “A Love Letter to Emily C”

Between May 3-11, 2019, Handsome Alice Theatre presents, A Love Letter to Emily C, by Sheri-D Wilson, at Big Secret Theatre.
Sheri-D Wilson | Calgary Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate of Calgary

The Calgary Poet Laureate is intended to be an artistic ambassador for Calgary, presenting at civic events and producing literary work that reflects our city and its citizens. Sheri-D Wilson’ tenure as Poet Laureate of Calgary will be from 2018 – 2020.
KPU awarded Sheri-D Wilson an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Honorary Degree – Doctor of Letters

KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) awarded Sheri-D with an honorary degree! She was thrilled to receive the honor of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).